PhD positions in Management (full-time) with full scholarship for 5 years

INSEAD is seeking 16-18 doctoral candidates in Business/Management with focus on Accounting, Decision Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, Strategy, OR Technology and Operations Management.

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Start of intake: mid-August 2021

Location of studies: Singapore and Fontainebleau, France

Study form: Full-time

Length of programme: 5 years (2 years of course work, followed by dissertation phase from 3rd to 5th year)

Details of funding: Full funding for first 5 years of doctoral studies (includes: tuition fee waiver, annual stipend, research and conference budget support, and health insurance coverage); Funding applies to all admitted students, regardless of background

Campus exchange: Compulsory between the two campuses; and an option for campus exchange with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (through the INSEAD-Wharton Strategic Alliance)

Categories: PhD, Career as a Professor of Business / Management, Accounting, Decision Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, Strategy, Technology and Operations Management

About INSEAD and the PhD Programme:
INSEAD Business School is one of the world’s leading and largest business schools that offers participants a truly global educational experience, with campuses in Asia (Singapore), Europe (France), and Middle East (Abu Dhabi), and San Francisco Hub in North America.

The PhD Programme is looking for candidates who are passionate about management research, whose objective is to pursue an exciting career as a business professor. The INSEAD PhD is designed to train and prepare students to become management professors and secure top academic placements worldwide.

Fully integrated across INSEAD’s two campuses, Singapore and France, students interact with faculty experts and peers on both, conduct world-class research in INSEAD’s state-of-the-art behavioural lab in Paris, and secure top academic placements worldwide upon graduation.

The programme is highly interdisciplinary across eight areas offered. Its intimate size ensures critical faculty mentorship and research support. Unlike many other programmes, the INSEAD PhD seeks to admit research partners for its faculty, not research assistants.

As many leading universities seek to internationalise both curriculum and faculty, having the INSEAD PhD gives students a tremendous edge with its global format over most management schools, with our graduates securing top placements in leading business schools and academic institutions worldwide.


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What are we looking for in a PhD Candidate?
If you have a proven academic record, irrespective of subject background and level of research experience, strong faculty recommendations, the potential to engage in high quality research, and a clear motivation to become a scholar in the field of business, you are poised to apply to the INSEAD PhD Programme.

Minimum admissions requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • A recent GMAT or GRE score (no more than 5 years old), no minimum score required
  • A TOEFL score (no more than 2 years old) if English is not your native language. TOEFL can be automatically waived if any of your degrees was exclusively taught in English
  • Academic transcripts and certificates (if not in English, an official English translation is required)
  • 3 letters of recommendation, preferably from faculty who can attest to your potential as a researcher; industry references are also accepted
  • Statement of purpose (1,500 words essay)
  • Recorded one-way interview

How to apply:
Application is electronic. All documents are uploaded as e-files (PDFs). More details can be found on and

Applicants can apply to two areas of specialisation. They need to accomplish the application and pay the fees twice.

For more applications instructions, click here

Dates and deadlines for 2021 intake:

Application start date: Early Fall of 2020

Closing Date: Early January 2021

Application fee: €50 per application

Contact: Ann Marie Julaton-Scurr, Senior Manager, Recruitment and Admissions, PhD Programme @

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